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We supply a huge range of oil tanks and fuel dispensing equipment, including fuel pumps and fuel management systems throughout the United Kingdom. We service a wide range of business and commercial customers including agriculture, haulage, local councils, utility companies, commercial premises and the construction industry. Get in contact with us today to enquire about our fuel storage services.

Entries in Harlequin Tanks (6)


Proposed Harlequin Bunded Oil Tank Price Increase

RPM Fuels & Tanks has recently received notice that Harlequin, the quality plastic storage tank manufacturer from Northern Ireland, have recently announced that they will be increasing the price of their plastic bunded oil storage tank range by 8%. This price increase will take effect from the 1st of October 2015 and will mainly effect their bunded range of tanks used for domestic heating oil storage. Orders placed before this date will be honoured at the old price but orders placed after this time will be subject to the 8% price increase.

This increase is unavoidable and is a result of increased polymer and other manufacturing costs plus logisitics costs. It comes shortly after a similar price increase from rival plastic tank manufacturers Titan Tanks, also based in Northern Ireland. This price increase only effects Harlequin's plastic bunded heating oil storage tank range and does not effect their Fuel Station or Fuel Point range of diesel tanks, single skin oil tanks or any other tanks within their range.

To beat the price increase customers are advised to place their orders with RPM Fuels & Tanks as soon as possible, either through the website or by contacting 01473 787787.


New HQi Models Are Launched By Harlequin

Harlequin has unveiled three new HQi Basic Bunded Oil Tanks to their already impressive range. The Irish tank manufacturer have launched 350, 650, 1200 and 3500 litres capacity models, which can assist in achieving regulatory compliance and is supplied with a 10 year manufacturer's warranty against material, manufacturing and design defect.

Harlequin have over 30 years experience in the design, development, manufacture and supply of rotationally moulded storage tanks, from which all of the Harlequin HQi tanks benefit. Reportedly the new models exceed the most stringent technical, environmental and regulatory requirements, including OFTEC's OFS T100 Standard and can ensure that whatever the oil storage requirement is, customers are sure to find a tank to suit.

These weatherproof tanks are suitable to store heating oil at a variety of premises including agricultural, commercial, industrial and institutional and are dispatched with:

•    Factory fitted lockable fill
•    Inspection and access points
•    Oil tank contents dipstick
•    Vent
•    33mm contents gauging point

At RPM Fuels & Oil Pumps you will find a comprehensive range of oil tank accessories including the Apollo Ultrasonic Oil Tank Contents Gauge.


Harlequin announces new iPhone app 

Harlequin are now offering customers the chance to put an end to loosing paperwork and waste time. Through their new Harlequin Pro App, installers can now complete the risk assessment (OFTEC T/133) form digitally and email a completed copy when finished.

All of this is offered to installers through a new Apple app. Harlequin are amongst the thousands of companies who have brought their services onto a smart phone, which is proving to be an extremely successful way of expanding brand awareness and the services provided.

The app can be downloaded for use on your iPhone, iPad and iTouch and offers an easy to use and convenient tool for installing oil tanks in the UK and Ireland, where a risk assessment needs to be carried out first.

* As noted on the Clarehill website all oil tank installations should only be carried out by an OFTEC registered technician or similarly qualified person. Clarehill Plastics Limited accepts no responsibility for the wrong tank being specified as a result of this form being filled out incorrectly.

About Harlequin

Since 1981, Clarehill has pioneered the development of rotationally moulded environmental containers. Today, Clarehill is firmly established as the country's truly independent manufacturer of rotationally moulded fuel storage products, under the Harlequin brand.


Harlequin is awarded the 'Prizewinner' Trophy at N.Ireland Quality Awards

The biggest prize winner at the Northern Ireland Quality Awards was Clarehill Plastics Limited, which this year celebrates its 30th year in the industry. The award ceremony took place at the Ramada hotel in Belfast, organised in association with invest Northern Ireland.  The Northern Ireland Quality Awards scheme is organised and managed by the Centre for Competitiveness and sponsored by Department of Finance and Personnel, ESB, Northgate Information Solutions, Hewlett Packard and Forward Emphasis.

Clarehill was but one of 16 companies who received recognition at the award ceremony for their contributions and achievements in the industry. A total four companies shared the top award: St Patrick’s College Maghera and Slemish College for Excellence in Education programme and Diageo Baileys Global Supply and Munster Simms Engineering for achievements in international competiveness and business excellence.

Clarehill, who, have experienced a 10% improvement on the previous year’s assessment score, won the ‘Prize-winner’ award alongside St. Cecilia’s College and Christ the Redeemer Primary School.

The company has managed to maintain its responsibility, reputation and dedication to provide quality and innovative products to the marketplace, through becoming the market leading manufacturer of oil storage products under the Harlequin brand.

According to a recent report “the Prize-winner Trophy is the second award to be won by the Co. Armagh based oil tank manufacturer in recent months. In October, Harlequin picked up the Website of the Year Trophy supported by A&D Publishing, at the OFTEC Awards for Excellence in the Ricoh Arena, Coventry.”

Clarehill Plastics was awarded for its outstanding progress on the path of business excellence.

RPM Fuels and Tanks have a range of bunded diesel fuel storage tanks from Harlequin, including Fuel Point & Fuel Station Bunded Tanks. All Harlequin tanks are suitable for the storage and dispensing of Diesel and BioDiesel fuels and are fully produced in accordance with all diesel storage regulations and requirements throughout the UK. 


New additions to the Harlequin Standard and Basic oil tank range


Clarehill Plastics, the manufacturers of Harlequin Oil Tanks, have announced the addition of four new tanks to their range of Standard and Basic Bunded Oil Tanks.

Joining the companies already competitively priced range of Basic Bunded Oil Tanks will be two new slim line models, the 1000 BCT and 1300 BCT Basic Bunded Oil Tanks. At anly 710mm wide the Harlequin 1000 BCT Basic Bunded Oil Tank is narrow enough to fit through most domestic dorrways. To compliment this the new Harlequin 1300BCT Basic Bunded OIl Tanks has a brinful capacity of 1405 litres making it ideal for larger installations.

In addition to the new 1000BCT and 1300BCT Basic Bunded Oil Tanks Harlequin are will be replacing their long serving 2700BCT model with a new 2500 BCT. Like all Harlequin's Basic Bunded Oil Tanks the 2500BCT will be available with 1" BSP bottom outlet, 2" Lockable fill point, 4" inspection aperture, lockable manway access, oil tank contents dipstick and weatherproof venting. It will also be available with the usual Basic Bunded options such as Apollo electronic remote tank contents gauge and bottom outlet fitting kit.

The 2500 litre model is also available in Harlequin's excellent Standard Bunded Oil Tank range, as their 2500 BND/ENV top or botton outlet tanks. Building on the Basic Bunded model's specification the 2500 BND/ENv also comes with Apollo's electronic remote tank gauge, oil tank fitting kit and electronic bund warning alarm fitted as standard.

The latest additions to the Harlequin range have been fully tested in accordance with the requirements of The Oil Firing Technical Association’s OFS T100 Plastic Tank Manufacturing Standard and are OFCERT Licensed. They are also fully compliant with all applicable product requirements contained within The Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) (England) Regulations 2001, The Water Environment (Oil Storage) (Scotland) Regulations 2006 and comparable requirements throughout the United Kingdom.

All four new models will be available through RPM Fuels & Tanks for December delivery.